Automation System Interview Questions - Set 12 - ObjectiveBooks

Automation System Interview Questions - Set 12

Practice Test: Question Set - 12


1. Today's engineers feel that the ultimate solution to the CAD/CAM problem will be
    (A) Animation
    (B) The microprocessor
    (C) Turnkey systems
    (D) Development of a more efficient display controller

2. Trend analysis:
    (A) Is used only in financial planning
    (B) Can improve control system response
    (C) Requires a very expensive system to implement
    (D) Is a brand new concept

3. A flip-flop:
    (A) Is a combinational logic device
    (B) Is a sequential logic device
    (C) Remembers what was previously stored in it
    (D) Both (a) and (c) above

4. Today, programmable controllers:
    (A) Are more powerful then the first controllers on the market
    (B) Are relatively low cost compared with the original digital equipment available for industrial control
    (C) Can be cost effective even when replacing just a few relays
    (D) All of the above

5. Which of the following represents a conditional branching instruction?
    (A) BGT LOOPS
    (B) GOTO 50
    (C) X = 5 + Y
    (D) JMP MOTOR

6. Semiconductor devices:
    (A) Are less reliable than electromechanical components
    (B) Usually have a very short MTBF (mean time between failure)
    (C) Have a very short infant mortality period
    (D) None of the above

7. Three different aspects of color are used to define specific colors. They are hue, saturation, and:
    (A) Value
    (B) Gray scale
    (C) Shading
    (D) None of the above

8. Which method is frequently used, especially in the early stages of design?
    (A) The iterative design method
    (B) The direct method
    (C) The design selection method
    (D) None of the above

9. Actuators are used to:
    (A) Sense an object
    (B) Activate a chemical
    (C) Make a mechanical movement
    (D) All of the above

10. Using a microcomputer as a controller allows:
    (A) Faster cycle time
    (B) Simpler mechanical hardware
    (C) More self diagnostics of the machine operation
    (D) All of the above

11. Two of the major processing languages are PROLOG and:
    (A) LISP
    (B) COBOL
    (C) BASIC
    (D) Pascal

12. Which of the following is a machine language instruction?
    (A) ADD 5
    (B) 10001101
    (C) GOTO XOUT
    (D) None of the above

13. Most industrial control applications:
    (A) Can be solved using more than one method of control
    (B) Can be done more reliably using solid-state methods
    (C) Must have the process specified correctly to be successful
    (D) All of the above

14. CAD/CAM is the inter-relationship between:
    (A) Manufacturing and marketing
    (B) Marketing and design
    (C) Engineering and marketing
    (D) Engineering and manufacturing

15. In pen plotters, "resolution" refers to the shortest possible line, but in electrostatic plotters it refers to:
    (A) The number of dots per inch
    (B) The speed per inch
    (C) Dual-axis tracking
    (D) How accurately the plotter returns to a specific point

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